MY MOM IS THRILLED
because I’m growing in so many ways.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County opened its doors in Greeley, CO in 1964, serving a few young men out of an old tire shop. At the time it provided a safe place for young men to go to and learn some basic skills such as how to change the oil in a car and clean a carburetor. Today the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County operates two main Clubhouses in the City of Greeley; each serving up to 300 boys and girls ages 6-18 daily. The Clubs also operate three school-based sites in the rural communities of Galeton/Eaton, Milliken/Johnstown, and Fort Lupton, each serving up to 100 additional young people daily.
The biggest difference between 1964 and today is not the number of youth we serve or the number of sites we have, more importantly it’s how we serve the young people of our community. Through community assessments and trends we understand how best we can serve young people and provide youth the essential skills to succeed.